Blackpool Heritage Open Days

Blackpool Heritage Open Days

Explore local history with Blackpool Heritage Open Days. Although a slightly reduced programme, they’re back this September!

Heritage Open Days takes place Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September 2021.

Find out About the Past…

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of heritage and culture.

Across the country, thousands of heritage venues take part. They open their doors and provide a variety of heritage events free of charge. In September every year, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, free of charge. It’s the perfect opportunity to embrace the region’s diverse heritage. Discover hidden histories and explore unique architectural gems.

Fabulous buildings are open to everyone, free of charge. They’re normally either closed to the public or charge for admission. The knowledge of local guides brings them to life as they take you back through their past. Anyone with an interest in Blackpool and its history is welcome to come along. It’s a great weekend for residents to get to know all about the town in which they live.

This terrific programme is only made possible with the support of many organisations and individuals who give up their time to plan and deliver the events, many of who are volunteers. Thanks to all of them.

Book your tickets

The Heritage Open Days phone line will be open every Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm, until Friday 10th September.

Please call 01253 478624 to book your tickets.

To book online, please go to and search Showtown Blackpool. Tickets are on a first come, first served basis.

Blackpool Heritage Open Days

For Blackpool, the event’s a chance to explore and showcase the town’s extraordinary and eclectic history. Uncover unique local stories and hidden treasures. 

Blackpool Heritage Open Days 2021
Blackpool Heritage Open Days 2021

Beth Garlington is Heritage Officer with Blackpool Heritage Service. She says “Heritage Open Days provides the opportunity to explore and celebrate our heritage. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. The time and effort put in by local organisations and volunteers is incredible!”

This year, you’ve got the opportunity to explore the iconic Blackpool Tower building. It’s enticed, impressed and entertained visitors for over 125 years!

View the full events guide for Heritage Open Days Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, here.

Historic guided walks feature a War Memorial tour, a promenade history walk and a Stanley Park heritage walk – which also includes the rare opportunity to climb the Cocker Clock Tower.  Places of worship and religious organisations will also be open, along with many other venues across Lytham St Annes and Cleveleys. 

Heritage Open Days Blackpool and the Fylde Coast is coordinated by Blackpool Council’s Heritage Service and Showtown Blackpool.

This years Blackpool Heritage Open Days

It’s the once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures. Enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.

Pre Book events

  • The Blackpool Tower
  • Promenade History Walk
  • War Memorial Walk
  • Stanley Park Tour
  • History Haunts Ghost Tour
  • Cinema Heritage Tour

Drop In Events

  • World Healing Centre
  • Central Library
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Masonic Hall
  • St Paul’s Church North Shore
  • Little Marton Windmill
  • St John’s Square Activities

More information and book for this years tours here

The organisers of the Blackpool and The Fylde Coast Heritage Open Days would like to acknowledge the support of English Heritage, the Councils, the property owners, their staff and volunteer groups – thank you!

If you go, please mention that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

Fylde Coast Heritage Open Days

There are buildings all along the Fylde Coast which participate in this event each year.

Take a look at Fylde Coast Heritage Open Days here.

None of these events are organised by Visit Fylde Coast. All details correct at time of publication. Please contact the organisers for further information. 

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